2010 M.Chapoutier Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Vineyard Shiraz
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2010 M.Chapoutier Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Vineyard Shiraz

Pyrenees, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$44. 99
$539.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Screw Cap

The Shay’s flat vineyard is planted on red podzolic soils overlying a soil of ironic schists and quartz. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. A small proportion of the wine is aged in tanks to preserve the freshness of the fruit flavours. It pours a totally opaque black dark crimson red colour with deep dark crimson red hue. The nose displays lifted notes of ripe blackberry, dark plum, dried meats, a touch of liquorice and a strong blackpepper end note. Full bodied, the palate boasts superb richness with mouthfilling flavours of ripe blackberry, liquorice, some meaty characters and a pronounced peppery finish. Very fine grained, although slightly dryish tannins give the wine a slightly chewy mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced. Excellent length with long ripe blackberry, black cherry, liquorice and blackpepper aftertaste. (Note - If you're wondering about the dots on the label, Chapoutier embosses his wines in braille for the blind and visually impaired).
Alc 14.0%

Other reviews....
These Chapoutier wines are sometimes reviewed by my colleagues David Schildknect in his Languedoc-Roussillon report and Lisa Perrotti-Brown in her reviews of Australian wines, so I will just list the wines, my score, and the region from which they emerge. They are of very high quality and deserve readers’ attention. Hopefully my prose has convinced more than a handful of readers to try these remarkable wines from one of the most fascinating and compelling personalities in the entire wine world, and one dedicated to the highest quality.
95 Points
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate #198 Dec 2011